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Final Reviews: L.A.B Putters

Equipment Type: Putter
Vendor: L.A.B

 

 

 

*Note* Follow along in the new threads for each model *Note*

Please help us congratulate the following testers:

@Shankster @EasyPutter @Bulldog @B_R_A_D_Y @Lmerrick @Samsonite

@bens197 @Dragon3 @revkev @Grand Stranded @thechrisgibbs @GolfSpy_CS

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Ever wanted to be a part of the data MyGolfSpy collects over the course of the season? Welcome to Testers Wanted, where we recruit readers like you for objective feedback on products that roll into HQ throughout the year!

You can say a lot of things about L.A.B. Putters but you certainly can’t say they’re boring. Or conventional. Or even unoriginal. Even the owner calls them "absurd."

Leveraging an approach called "lie angle balancing" (hence L.A.B. Golf) the brand feels it has a technology to help you make more putts.

That said, we need testers like you to assess, and report back to us here at MyGolfSpy!

Important: Each tester will be required to submit a fitting video per L.A.B.'s fitting process and be prepared to provide as much detailed feedback as possible
Want to learn more about MGS Forum tests and how we select our testers? Check out this thread as it has everything and anything you need to know all in one place: MGS Forum How to Become a Tester

 

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5 hours ago, Shankster said:

On it… upping my camera game.  Either with a new phone, or a new DLSR… or both.  Photo City headed your way. 📸 

Oh, so you’re using this opportunity as an excuse to pivot the “Club Ho’s Anonymous” section to video equipment. 😂 When I tested the Evnroll ER11v, I bought a PuttOut mat and a GorillaPod for my phone. 😂

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1 hour ago, MattWillGolf said:

Oh, so you’re using this opportunity as an excuse to pivot the “Club Ho’s Anonymous” section to video equipment. 😂 When I tested the Evnroll ER11v, I bought a PuttOut mat and a GorillaPod for my phone. 😂

One of my daughters wants to be a film maker… this could get taken to the next level… as they say, stay tuned…. She’s 11, so be nice if there is a video!  Haha. Actually, don’t, she’s getting on my nerves at the moment.

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I’m fortunate to live in a place called Barefoot Resort&Golf down in North Myrtle Beach, SC. You might remember our Davis Love III designed course being featured on a show called The Big Break a few years ago, and our Pete Dye Course is the home of The Monday After The Masters, which is a pro am event run by the course along with Hootie and the Blowfish. It’s televised every year on ESPN, and Mike and Mike did their show from just off the putting area the morning of.

We also have two more courses, they are Greg Norman and Tom Fazio designs. Each of the 4 courses plays very differently, and the greens are both fast, and in some cases undulating. The fairways and chipping areas are very tightly mowed, so it’s not unusual to see players putt from much further off the green then say, up on Long Island where I’m originally from.

We have 3 different practice putting areas, and I live off one of the holes on the Norman course, so between that and playing a few times each week, my LAB will get a good workout. I’ve already spoken to our Director of Golf here, and he’s given me Carte Blanche to go out and film whatever videos or take as many photos as I want during the testing period. 
Sounds great, right? Well here’s the problem… or I should say MY problem. 🙄 I’m that guy who should probably be using one step above a jitterbug phone. I have no idea how to inbed a photo or video in a thread, much less film one. I’m sure it isn’t that hard to do, and this test will be the push I need to learn, but reading the plans and seeing the experience of my fellow testers here makes me nervous about how mine will compare though.

Because I’m so appreciative of this opportunity, I’m going to make sure both LAB Golf and MGS are happy I was chosen to test this putter. As for those of you who follow along, I will do my absolute best to answer any and all questions you have. Just remember what I said about my tech skills, and cut me a little slack while I find my groove there.

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Anyone getting a Mezz? I don't want to read through 8 pages to find out, LOL

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9 minutes ago, yungkory said:

Anyone getting a Mezz? I don't want to read through 8 pages to find out, LOL

4 so far, 4 DF2.1, and 3 B2s. One (I believe) is still undecided, so one of those groups will have one more

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31 minutes ago, Grand Stranded said:

Because I’m so appreciative of this opportunity, I’m going to make sure both LAB Golf and MGS are happy I was chosen to test this putter. As for those of you who follow along, I will do my absolute best to answer any and all questions you have. Just remember what I said about my tech skills, and cut me a little slack while I find my groove here.

If you have any questions or if I can help in any way, I'm happy to hop on a call and talk through some stuff. I've been in LA over the last twenty years dabbling as an actor/writer/director/photographer - basically, a Hollywood nerd with limited success 😜

There are some basic things you can do to generate solid content, but most importantly I'd suggest you make it as "you" as you can: if you're awkward, BE awkward; if you're a scientist, show us. No one's going to do this the way you will, and certainly won't have access to those courses (I mean, if you want to fly me out and I'll be your camera man/director, I could make myself available 😉 ). 

Secondly, film a LOT, even if you think it won't be useful. You never know when something will happen that you'll WISH you had on camera. Trust me. 

PM me if you want to talk sometimes. I LOVE this stuff, so happy to help. 

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51 minutes ago, yungkory said:

Anyone getting a Mezz? I don't want to read through 8 pages to find out, LOL

It actually broke up pretty evenly among the group between the 3 models. Everyone went standard, which surprised me… I thought we’d end up with a few broomsticks and armlocks, but it turned out to be good we didn’t. The manufacturer was happy we didn’t deviate from our normal putting style.

The site is making it easy for someone like you Kory, in the fact that there will be 3 separate review threads, one for each model. So you’ll only have to follow the one about the Mezz. There is a downside to that however, as you’ll be missing out on my waxing poetic about my DF2.1 😜

 

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14 minutes ago, Grand Stranded said:

There is a downside to that however, as you’ll be missing out on my waxing poetic about my DP2.1 😜

 

Pretty sure DP2.1 is something else entirely (do yourself a favor and don't Google "d.p."), but the DF2.1... Now that's a thing to sing about. Or take to the ocean and look for loose change (I absolutely think it looks incredible and cannot wait to get it in my hands, but I understand it's not for everyone) 😄

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8 minutes ago, Samsonite said:

Pretty sure DP2.1 is something else entirely (do yourself a favor and don't Google "d.p."), but the DF2.1... Now that's a thing to sing about. Or take to the ocean and look for loose change (I absolutely think it looks incredible and cannot wait to get it in my hands, but I understand it's not for everyone) 😄

😂😂😂😂😂

I better go back and edit that… 😉

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1 hour ago, Grand Stranded said:

It actually broke up pretty evenly among the group between the 3 models. Everyone went standard, which surprised me… I thought we’d end up with a few broomsticks and armlocks, but it turned out to be good we didn’t. The manufacturer was happy we didn’t deviate from our normal putting style.

The site is making it easy for someone like you Kory, in the fact that there will be 3 separate review threads, one for each model. So you’ll only have to follow the one about the Mezz. There is a downside to that however, as you’ll be missing out on my waxing poetic about my DF2.1 😜

 

I'm sure I'll read it, but much less interested in the DF since I already have one and know how good it is 😉

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8 hours ago, Shankster said:

Super hero capes

Edna Mode has the answer to that one...

 

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Well hello everyone. I'm so excited to be testing out the B.2 L.A.B. Putter. I'll get into the fitting process briefly here, but before I get there, you'll notice from my signature that my putter is probably the worst part of my game. I joke that my putter hates me, but it's really more than just my current putters. It's all the putters. I've worked with an early Taylormade Spider, a Taylormade TP Collection blade,  a TP Collection mallet, and have landed recently with the Cleveland Huntington Beach #4 blade. The reasoning behind my current putter in the bag is FEEL. If you haven't hit the Huntington Beach Soft Collection, it's the best feeling putter I've ever hit.

Through my journey to scratch golf, I have been using the 18 Birdies premium strokes gained functionality. I've been able to go from an 18 handicap to a 5.6 in the past 4 years. I've made tons of improvement in every part of my game through coaching and practice, but with a 5.6 handicap, my average strokes gained against a scratch golfer is -3.17 putting. Lately, my foursome for our league golf has dubbed me the Lip Out King. 

Something interesting is looking at the averages for my last 50 rounds. I am at exactly 2 putts per hole average in the last 50 rounds. With that said, I think two things are making it look like my putting is better than it is:

  1. I'm only hitting 56% of greens in regulation.
  2. I'm averaging 4 up and downs per round.

My chipping is what I consider the best part of my game. This is definitely skewing my putting results because I am chipping the ball quite close to the pins, tagging 4 up and downs on average, but still missing A LOT of short putts after good chips.

So here I am; I just got back from a golf trip, reeling about the wind in Southern Utah and Mesquite, got my a** handed to me at Wolf Creek (beer hitting on the 10th didn't help), and am high on the idea of revolutionizing my putting game. This is gonna be the year of putting practice. My wife got me the Perfect Putting Mat to practice start line putting for my birthday, I'm dedicated to really pressure testing this L.A.B. putter, and I will document my journey while giving the best review of the process and putter possible.

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Man, this LAB is going to have to be pretty special.  My current gamer (Odyssey Ten S) is rolling so well right now.  It’s the putter I used to pass my PAT and I just played 18 and it made lots of big putts.

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1 hour ago, GolfSpy_CS said:

Man, this LAB is going to have to be pretty special.  My current gamer (Odyssey Ten S) is rolling so well right now.  It’s the putter I used to pass my PAT and I just played 18 and it made lots of big putts.

I hear you.  I actually went to the practice green today, something I rarely do.  My PING was on fire as usual.  As you said, this L.A.B. Is going to have to be a magic wand, preferably like the one they took Voldemort down with… just wicked good.

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4 hours ago, Shankster said:

As you said, this L.A.B. Is going to have to be a magic wand, preferably like the one they took Voldemort down with… just wicked good.

Would that then make you Harry Putter?

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5 minutes ago, EasyPutter said:

Would that then make you Harry Putter?

I see what you did there 👀 ... would he then be taking down Balldemort?

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13 hours ago, GrumpyGolf said:

I see what you did there 👀 ... would he then be taking down Balldemort?

It's all lies I tell you, no matter how simple it's putt!

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Three new test threads have been created to house the three different models we will be testing.  Head over and follow along there!

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This amazing they are all in. Cost is obviously no object and want this test to go well, and be done right, before anyone has seen a golf course with it.
Admittedly, My jealousy has crept in!!! LOL

 

Cant wait to see how these tests go!!

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I have failed to be as involved on this thread. My apologies. I had my B.2 delivered on Wednesday evening. Only problem was that I was already headed south on a golf trip to horseshoe bay in Austin, Tx. I will be back late tomorrow and can’t wait to see the putter in person and post pics. I am very excited to review this, as my golf buddies say, “piece of metal on a stick”. I am very much looking forward to putting this putter in play. I have a 54 hole tournament next week and I plan to put the B.2 in play in competition right out the gate. 🤞🏻🤞🏻

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9 minutes ago, BobGeorge said:

Any reviews on these putters?

Check out the current member testing, broken down by each model. 

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Intrigued by the recent write-up about these putters on MGS. I am really excited to see more from this test! Big thanks to MGS and the broader community in helping navigate new equipment and technology in very real terms.

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I’d love to go through this and do the video requirements and a video for the channel twofer

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Would love to be able to test these putters.  As the saying goes "Drive for show, putt for dough"!

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13 hours ago, MB5280 said:

Would love to be able to test these putters.  As the saying goes "Drive for show, putt for dough"!

I certainly do not agree with the saying and statistically its been disproven time and time again. 

 

Having written that I agree that it is a great opportunity and wish you the best in terms of being selected as that would still give me 11 other cracks at it. 🙂  There are certainly lots of strokes to be saved around the green, that I agree with.  Thanks L.A.B. and MGS for the great opportunity.

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On 4/29/2022 at 10:26 AM, Mbeckman03 said:

Agree. Looking to hear the feedback on this one and how they match up against other 

 

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I've been wanting to get fitted for one of these L.A.B. putters for a couple years now. I finally upgraded the rest of my golf set last year from driver through wedges, and putter is the last club on my list. I've continued to push it off because I've been putting so well with my trusty old Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball SRT Putter that I've used for about 15 years now. It's definitely time for an upgrade, and I would love to test out the L.A.B. putters. I don't have a practice facility at home, but I have a great facility about half a mile from my house that I practice at on a weekly basis. 

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Putting has historically been the weakest part of my game. I'm VERY interested in seeing if a fitting can help me with my putting. The strokes gained has gotten slightly better this past year, but I am still short of the skill from people my same skill-level with the putter. Looking to shave 3 shots off my putting this year without losing my short game skill.

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will this get to 6k before the 5th? 7k? either way, good luck Mods!  Awesome interest in the L.A.B. putters. I thought after the main blog post something might be coming up, but 12 putters is impressive. Huge thanks to the L.A.B. team for participating in the MGS forum testing.

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The putter face of my Odyssey 3 ball fell out and could never find the face insert. Since then I've been using a putter that came with my fathers complete set from Cobra.

Be interesting to try something like to see if it goes in the bag!!! It'll be one of the beauty tests this summer for sure!!!

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The black is nice but I really like the green and red colors. Looks like they would easy to line up the put.

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While I believe that I found my forever putter in the EDEL EAS 1, my buddy who's a 4 hdcp plays this putter and he swears that it's a magic wand. As quirky as it might look, it's all function, no fillers as far as he's concerned. 

That said, the fortunate candidates are about to embark on a fantastic putting journey. I went from being a below average putter to a putting ninja gaining nearly 5 strokes thanks to the fitting and testing process that MGS and Edel put together, and I'm certain that this will be no different for those involved. 

Congrats and happy testing to the candidates! 

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This particular test interests me deeply as my putting is by far the worst part of my game. I struggle with a very overly "handsy" stroke and this makes putting a challenge. I have read a couple articles on these putters and they seem to work quite well at reducing some of the unwanted "torque" that I induce. Very curious to read the test results when published.

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The tech looks intriguing. I’m a straight back, straight thru putter but am sure that I get some twisting both ways. Look forward to participating. 

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I have one already so sign me up, just never got properly fitted 😎

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I can't wait to see what one of these looks like in person, they are so bizarre. But if it's helping make puts then I guess looks don't matter

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Good luck to all that put in for this testing opportunity!  Interesting type of putters for sure. I'll  be interested to see what the testers think of the LAB Products!

 

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Really hope I get selected for this. I've gone back and forth on the idea of buying a LAB putter for a couple years now. I think the science behind them is super interesting and makes a lot of logical sense but I've always wondered why they haven't become more popular if they really work. I mean, I know they don't look great, but at the tour pro level, I would think that if something works, then that is more important. Anyways, I would love to give one a chance but haven't had anywhere to test them near me and have been too fearful to spend the big money to just buy one so far. 

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Very interesting putters. I would love to be fit and try them for comparison to my current set up. Good luck everyone!

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This really grabbed my attention. Be very interesting to see how it compares to my current MLA putter, which is another company doing something different.

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I'm in the market for a new putter since I'm still using the one that came with my topflite kit from Dick's. I like the way these look. 

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Gonna be some lucky people here. I debated signing up because I'm dying to try a Mezz putter and compare it to my current L.A.B. but I didn't want to take away an opportunity for someone to get this amazing putter in their hands and start making more putts. I used to have a putter collection until I got this thing and now I've sold them all because I'll never use another putter. Since switching to this I've matched my career best three times and then set a new career best round. I've said it since the day I first tried it, this putter feels like cheating. Good luck everyone!

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I really like the look of the Mezz putter and the LAG putter shaft.  

Looks like even in Canada there are few putter fitters for LAG.

Can't wait to hear from the testers on how it compares to their gamers.

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I'd love to test one out, as I'm considering buying one.  Just haven't pulled the trigger yet.  I can't wait to see the results.

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